Girls Night Out at The Skinny Dip

Get ready for the ultimate Girls’ Night out at The Skinny Dip on July 27th featuring a braid bar by Drybar, manis by Mylk Bar, bites from Callie’s Little Hot Biscuit & Carmella’s Dessert Bar, drinks by Rudi’s Cafe & Vino, and beats by DJ Deirdre Zahl of Candy Shop Vintage.  The newly opened Skinny Dip is the 2nd location for owners Sara Rossi and Taylor Ivey is a new shopping concept for Charleston.  Each of their brands are represented individually so you can get a clear message of their identity.  The cool coastal vibe supports emerging designers that are based in Charleston and beyond.  You can also grab a coffee or frose from Rudi’s Cafe & Vino upstairs and chill on their outdoor deck for a break from that retail therapy.

Toni Hess opened the Charleston outpost for Drybar this past spring and the blow dry bar concept has been a huge hit in the Lowcountry.  Offering more than just a blowout, their talented stylists are masters at updos and braiding.  Whenever I show them my Pinterest inspiration they give me the upgraded version and always succeed my expectations.  I can’t wait to see the creations they come up with for the guests at The Skinny Dip  party.

Momtrepreneur, Katie Shields opened up her eco-friendly nail salon Mylk Bar in Mt. Pleasant a couple of months ago and is dominating nail game.  No more suffocating fumes when you get your mani and pedi.  The instgram-worthy wall paper and decor make you want to snap that Nailfie.  Her nail techs will be offering fun nail art at the party including this evil eye that I opted for.

 

Liz Martin of Charleston Weekender sure knows how to make everyday feel like the weekend.  She’ll be bringing her fun balloons from her recently opened shop Cannonbourough Collective.  Her and her partner Mimi of the Tiny Tassel opened up a boutique where you can finally get balloons downtown, and sell their wares alongside local artisans. It’s hard to believe that you had to drive off the peninsula just to get balloons for a party!

I love finding out about new brands at The Skinny Dip like this outfit from The Royal Native.  I’m officially obsessed with the line made out of African Wax Prints by the coolest surfer mom in New York – Hilary Star de Roy.  I want everything in her collection!

So mark your calendars and grab your girlfriends and join me with these fabulous ladies at The Skinny Dip on July 27th from 6-9pm!

Photography by Clifford Pate

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Garden of Eden

I love it when I find a gem of a dress like this one from House of Sage.  It’s by L’atiste, one of my favorite brands that they carry and it’s only $85!  Finding a decent dress under $100 could be hard to find, but not in this shop.  Giambattista Valli actually just showed a dress strikingly similar to this one in their Paris Haute Couture show recently, more reason to get this stunner that’s a steal.

I always love admiring and trying on the estate jewelry in Croghan’s Jewel Box.  There’s nothing like the impeccable craftsmanship and detail in vintage jewelry.

With the sweltering heat these days I had to stop by Drybar Charleston for a crown braid style.  Their stylists are masters at braiding and did this in 10 minutes!  They are my go to for blowouts and intricate updos.

These beauties are from Gold Creations and they have such a great assortment of jewelry.  The basket weave ring is the perfect nod to Charleston’s heritage.

Dress by L’atiste $85 from House of Sage // 18k diamond and coral earrings $4,600, emerald and diamond ring $15,300, platinum carnelian onyx ring $25,750, platinum star sapphire ring $6,500, lapis, emerald, and diamond ring $6,900 all from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Crescent Moon Ring Gold Plate $30 , Sweetgrass Dome Ring 14k yellow gold $900, Opal and Diamond Ring 18k yellow gold $1,350, Cz Kite Ring Gold Plate $45 all from Gold Creations

Photography by Clifford Pate, hair by Drybar Charleston, lashes by Simply Smitten Beauty Bar, mani by Mylkbar

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The High and the Low

Mulberry & King is the newish local online boutique to hit Charleston.  Good friends Megan and Meredith opened up 1 year ago and are turning over merchandise as much as any King Street boutique.  The busy moms juggle kids and pregnancy while they stock up up their online store and ship orders.  They seek out the cutest clothes and accessories at attainable prices, everything is under $100! This dress right here is only $84 and I think it might have already sold out.  Yes, don’t sleep on Mulberry & King because they sell out of styles at hyper-speed. 

If you want to see up to the minute styles then follow them on Instagram, so you don’t miss out.  Mulberry & King just moved into a studio in Mt. Pleasant so you can actually set an appointment on their website to try clothes on in person and have a private consultation. Megan & Meredith have been styling clients for 15 years and love being hands on in the process.

Even this sweet lady noticed my outfit! Love hers too.

I love mixing high and low and these earrings and bag from Savannah based designer Ellia Wang are my splurge.

Tune into Lowcountry Live tomorrow for my “Looks for Less” segment including an adorable romper from Mulberry & King and other outfits from bevello, Dress Up, and E. Blackhurst that are under $100!

Dress by L’atiste $84 from Mulberry & King // Mini Hugs earrings $68 and $78 and Layer Clutch in Turquoise $598 by Ellia Wang //Bailey sunglasses $50 by Blue Planet Eyewear //  “Some Like it Hot” Lipstick sheer $24 by ABP Makeup

Photography by Clifford Pate

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Dress You Up

Charleston’s newest boutique Dress Up will give you plenty of reasons to exercise that retail therapy.  Opening up this Saturday, Dress Up proves that looking good doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. I just got a sneak peek today of the store and I can tell you now that you will be addicted. The ridiculously low prices (everything is under $48!) and new weekly deliveries will have you coming back for more.

Dress Up‘s first store opened in 2009 in Dahlonega, GA by husband and wife team Derrick and Danielle Case.  They were fed up with overpriced clothes that lacked style, so they decided to take matters into their own hands by creating an experience that keep their customers coming back for more.  With numerous stores in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, Charleston was the obvious next location and will be the 20th Dress Up boutique. 

You don’t want to miss out on their Grand Opening Party on Saturday, June 17th.  It will include $5,000+ in giveaways, swag bags, exclusive Charleston tees, sips + snacks, DJ and everything will be 20% off!  Plus the first 50 people in line will receive a $50 gift card, so get there early before they open at 10am. 

 I will also be featuring Dress Up on Lowcountry Live this Friday for my “Looks for Less” segment. Tune in to see their beautiful outfit that costs under $100 including the shoes and jewelry!

Button Up Dress in Black $ 39.99, Olivia Sunnies in tan $12 from Dress Up // Pinwheel in Pink earrings $78, Layer Clutch in Pink $598 from Ellia Wang // Puma X Fenty Creeper sandal $140 from Sneaker  // ABP Makeup”Girl Power Pink” Lipstick Sheer $24 by ABP Makeup

Photography by Clifford Pate

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Striped Possibilities

There’s a misconception that shopping local is always expensive, but there’s nothing that I love more than to find a good deal on clothes while supporting small businesses.  I make it a point to find the local shops that have the deals and this Friday I’m featuring a few on Lowcountry Live for my “Looks for Less” segment. This outfit is from bevello, one of the newer boutiques on King Street that always stocks the cutest clothes and accessories. The pants might be a splurge for $80, but the tank top is $18, and the earrings are only $24!

  bevello‘s first store opened in April 2009 in Raleigh, NC, and has been rapidly growing all over the southeast and beyond, with 32 stores from Dallas to Virginia Beach. bevello carries on trend labels such as Show Me Your Mumu, Free People, Z Supply, French Connection, Hudson Denim, Kendra Scott, and many more.   What sets them apart from the rest? They offer a range of shopping programs such as VIP rewards, a bridal program, private shopping parties, fashion shows, special events, and weekly promotions.  They also do fun events like their frequent yoga parties with Serenity Tree Yoga. Click here for more on their upcoming event on June 21st which includes a yoga session, light bites, drinks + 20% OFF your purchase.  

Tune into Lowcountry Live this Friday for looks under $100 from bevello, Dress Up, E. Blackhurst, and Mulberry & King. When you shop at bevello mention LOWCOUNTRYLIVE and receive 15% OFF discount at their King Street location and online!

Tank top $18, pants by J.O.A. $80, earrings $24 all from Bevello //  Bailey sunglasses $50 by Blue Planet Eyewear // Trio Shoulder Bag in Leaf $438 by Ellia Wang // TAKE OFF Wedge Sandals $35 from Asos // “Some Like it Hot” Lipstick sheer $24 by ABP Makeup

Photography by Clifford Pate

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Laced Up

I’m loving this lace cut out maxi dress from House of Sage.  Perfect for a summer night’s soiree or fancy brunch, this sassy little number is just what I need in my closet.

My statement sandals for the season are these Puma X Fenty Creepers from Sneaker.  The pink is just as much as a neutral as the ivory ones I’ve worn before.

The stacks are back from Gold Creations.  I especially love the rope detailed ones with their nautical nod.

Lyra Lace Dress by Olivaceous from House of Sage $118 // Sunglasses from Dandy Boutique // Puma X Fenty Creeper sandal $140 from Sneaker  // Stackable rings from $225 – $600 from Gold Creations // Necklaces and cuff by Laura Grove Design

Photography by Libby Williams, lashes by Simply Smitten Beauty Bar

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Let the Fringe Fly

Fringe is my favorite detail on some of my most coveted pieces in my wardrobe.  Whether it’s one of my vintage dresses or this dress from Tobi for only $34, it’s a trend that will forever live in my closet. Worn to a night out on the town or a beach cover-up you can’t go wrong.  I love pairing it with these lace up sandals I picked up from my friend Erika Pena last summer in Miami.  The Balinese based designer makes beautiful, bold, exotic jewelry and now these gladiator sandals.  The lace up ties are made out of a stretchy fabric so they don’t slip down with every step.

All of my jewelry is from Croghan’s Jewel Box, including these jade green earrings I’m lusting over that go perfectly with this python Taxidermy tote from Germain Dermotology.

I’m so happy that I can share some of my favorite shopping haunts with the guests at Zero George.  This spring has been a busy one with my curated shopping excursions. It’s always interesting to see what people are looking for when they come to Charleston – from antiques, locally made products, to designer threads, each shopping tour has been such a fun experience.  I’m looking forward to more in the near future!

The Dual black fringe dress $34 from Tobi // 18k Vermeil green triangular earrings $185, gold plated white topaz Connolly cuff $275, 14k gold plated nautical compass ring and vermeil fleur bloom rings $265 by Freida Rothman from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Midi Mackie tote by Taxidermy $1,495 and Sunglasses by Quay at Germain Dermotology // Boca Chica sandals $88 by Erika Pena

Photography by Clifford Pate

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